From Tupelo District Communications
Photo right: The Mini-Mission u event was one of several happenings in August that brought people from the Tupelo District together.
On Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, St. Paul UMC in Tupelo hosted the Tupelo District United Methodist Women Mini-Mission u. The two speakers were Barbara Adams, UMW president for New Albany District (pictured on the left) and Margaret Gipson of Oxford.
Kathleen Smith, Tupelo District UMW president, noted the speakers introduced two study books: Created for Happiness: Understanding Your Life in God and Latin America: People and Faith. Organizers said this was a great event with wonderful fellowship among the UMW members.
Around 100 people gathered on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at First United Methodist Church Tupelo for the annual Mission and Ministry event. Ben Orr and Rev. Dr. Jimmy Barnes led the group in singing and a group of clergy shared the devotion with Izzie Zimmerman leading prayer. Laity dispersed to the various sessions offered: Methodism 101 (led by Rev. Tim Thompson), Safe Sanctuaries (led by Rev. Kenny McGill), Clergy Compensation (led by David Stotts), and Children and Youth Ministry (Izzie Zimmerman). The clergy met to be better equipped for the upcoming charge conference work and to discuss other clergy matters. The Tupelo District thanks all who attended and especially First UMC Tupelo for hosting.